The effect of the pocket on the heat transfer of endwall with bluff body in the rear part of gas turbine

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Abstract

A pocket cavity is generated at the connection of two parts, such as the transition part between the low pressure turbine (LPT) and outlet guide vane (OGV) in a gas turbine engine. A bluff body, working as a heat transfer enhancement part or supporting strength part, has tremendous engineering applications in turbomachinery. In the present work, the effect of the pocket on the heat transfer of endwall with a bluff body in the rear part of gas turbine is investigated. A simplified triangular pocket cavity is built in a rectangular channel and two bluff bodies, a cylinder or a cuboid is attached downstream on the endwall. The heat transfer and fluid flow on the endwall are investigated experimentally and numerically. Liquid Crystal Thermography (LCT) is employed to measure the heat transfer over the pocket surface with Reynolds number ranging from 87, 597, to 218, 994. The turbulent flow details are provided by numerically calculations based on the commercial software Fluent 17.0. Based on the results, high heat transfer areas are usually found at the boundary of the pocket cavity and vortex street shedding regions around the bluff body. When a pocket cavity is placed in the upstream of a bluff body, the endwall heat transfer around the bluff body is obviously decreased due to the disturbance by the pocket. There are no recirculating flows in front of the tested cylinder while this is not applicable for the cuboid case. The recirculating flow behind the bluff bodies forms a three-dimensional flow structure rotating in two directions.

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Authors
Organisations
External organisations
  • Northwestern Polytechnical University
  • GKN Aerospace Sweden AB
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Energy Engineering

Keywords

  • Bluff body, LCT, Pocket cavity, Turbulent flow
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHeat Transfer
PublisherAmerican Society Of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Volume5A-2017
ISBN (Electronic)9780791850879
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
EventASME Turbo Expo 2017: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, GT 2017 - Charlotte, United States
Duration: 2017 Jun 262017 Jun 30

Conference

ConferenceASME Turbo Expo 2017: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, GT 2017
CountryUnited States
CityCharlotte
Period2017/06/262017/06/30